Shreya is currently seeking a Ph.D. degree in Clinical and Translational Sciences with a focus on investigations in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a form of chronic pulmonary vascular disease. She received her Pharm.D. from Osmania University, India in 2014. During her Pharm.D., she worked on projects like analyzing risk factors, functional measures, prescribing patterns and conducting a cross-sectional study on antibiotic therapy in patients with cerebrovascular accidents. Her past academic training and experiences have prepared her for the study of vascular diseases in general.
Shreya joined the CTS program in Fall 2015. She is conducting her dissertation under the mentorship of Dr. Ankit Desai. The Desai laboratory is focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiological basis of both pulmonary vascular disease and cardiomyopathy associated with sickle cell disease. Shreya is dedicated to working on understanding the genetics of pulmonary vascular disease and investigating the role of SOX17, a novel candidate gene, in endothelial cell dysfunction associated with the development of PAH.
Faculty mentor: Dr. Ankit Desai